Our famous beginners programme will return on the 24th September

For Beginners Lacing Up & Runners Pacing Up

Joining our new Lace Up & Pace Up running group  could not be easier and you will be in safe hands. It’s a great opportunity to get fit and make some new friends. Our leaders’ aims are to give you lots of support and encouragement to get you started or help you achieve that parkrun PB!


Since your first night will involve registration it would help greatly if you could print off and fill in the registration form for when you arrive on the night. Arriving from 6.15pm is encouraged. Each beginners session is held in the Sports Dome behind the Bristol Road Sports Club.

How fit do I need to be?

Our sessions are aimed at total beginners – Lacing up and improvers – Pacing Up. You will join in the group most suited to your needs and our coaches and leaders will take you through the weeks with help, top tips and advice to get you to a 5k race or a 5k race PB.


What happens if I can’t make a session?

Firstly, don’t worry. We understand everyone might not be able to make every week. The newsletters let you know what we did and you can get out another time in the week to complete the session.

What should I wear?

Be comfortable and be seen e.g. high vis clothing, tracksuit or shorts and a T-shirt. We strongly recommend you invest in a pair of running shoes (we can advise further on this matter) otherwise wear comfy trainers. Ladies should invest in a good sports bra. Also it’s worth remembering to bring some warmer clothes for after you have finished. We have shower and changing facilities should you require them.

What else should I bring?

The full nine week course costs just £5, you can register/join us anytime up to week 4 beyond this you will need to e-mail us before attending. You can pay £5 from week one for the whole course. We would also recommend that you bring along a drink as it is very important to keep hydrated.

Hopefully this answers your immediate queries. Please email if you have any further questions.